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January 7, 2014

Lost hiker found near Laurel Lake

LAUREL COUNTY — A Laurel County man became lost while hiking Sunday afternoon around the Laurel Lake area, according to Laurel County Emergency Management Director Albert Hale.

Daelon  Richardson, whose age was not given, called emergency services after he had been lost for about three hours. Hale said Richardson had gone hiking off Marsh Branch Road. Hale, who knew the area, reportedly told him to go near some power lines while talking with him over the phone. According to Hale, Richardson could see these power lines and hiked toward them. He was found within 20 minutes by emergency services, Hale said.

Assisting Hale was the London-Laurel County Rescue Squad.

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